Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had four children. He married Coretta Scott of Marion, Ala., on June 18, 1953. Together, they had Yolanda Denise, born in 1955; Martin Luther III, born in 1957; Dexter Scott, born in 1961; and ... More »

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Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15th, 1929, to Michael King, Sr., and Alberta Williams King. His birth name was Michael King, Jr. King died on April 4, 1968, after being shot by James Ea... More »

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Martin Luther King Jr. died after being shot by a sniper while at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968; the exact motivation of the assassin, James Earl Ray, remains a mystery. King was a major leader in the Uni... More »

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963. His appearance and speech were part of the March on Washington. More »

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to further the cause of the United States civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. His position of nonviolence advanced the push for equal rights of African Americans. More »

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won hundreds of awards, including the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and the Medal of Freedom. He was the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize at the time. He was also awarded the Spingarn Medal of th... More »

Onelocation to find transcripts of famous speeches given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is The King Center. The site contains an extensive archive of speeches. More »

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